When it matters most

We are over the moon to have 100 Silver Bond places in the Bath Half Marathon 2022 and we’d love you to be part of it!

What the Bath Half Marathon means to us

Dorothy House Hospice Care has been privileged to have charity places in the Bath Half Marathon since 2002. Over the past 19 years we’ve had 2,343 amazing runners taking part for Team Dotty. These legendary runners have raised an absolutely phenomenal £773,954 for the charity and we can’t thank our runners enough for their passion and incredible support.

The Bath Half Marathon is one of Dorothy House’s biggest annual fundraising events and is extremely important to us. In 2020 our fabulous team raised a whopping £46,159.  We are so grateful to our runners for your fantastic support and what an incredible impact each and every person has had in helping us to provide vital care when it counts over the last 19 years.

Here’s some background about Dorothy House Hospice Care….

Imagine a world in which we can all live to our fullest potential. And, when the end of our life arrives, we receive expert, compassionate care from professionals, and from our friends and family.

At Dorothy House, we believe in this world – where death is a part of life. To fulfil this vision, we are on a mission to ensure everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care.

We care for people with life-limiting illness and their families and carers. We cover an area of 700sq miles across Bath and North East Somerset, parts of Wiltshire and Somerset. Our support is free of charge and is delivered wherever and whenever it is needed. We simply cannot do the vital work we do without the generous support of our community.

There’s a myth that hospices are just places to die. In truth, our job is to help everyone live their life to its fullest potential. Every penny raised helps us be there, in the community, when it really matters most.

Providing our services requires significant funds: For every £1 from the NHS, we have to raise £5 and we simply could not do the vital work we do without the generous support of people like you. Whatever you choose to do, our patients, their families and carers thank you, and so does everyone on the team at Dorothy House.

“You don’t realise how amazing this charity is till you need them, they really make the difference at a very difficult time.”

What’s it like to be part of Team Dotty…

We’d love to have you on board as part of the legendary Team Dotty!  We’ll provide you with all the resources you’ll need plus loads of encouragement and support.  On the day we have a marquee full of goodies, cakes, a massively warm welcome and that all important post-race massage.

Having run the race ourselves we know what you’re going through!  However, don’t just take our word for it; this is what some of our runners have said after taken part in the Bath Half Marathon:

“Thanks for such a fantastic event. It was so much better knowing I was running for such a great cause and everyone was so friendly and all the cheers helped! “

“We originally decided to run the Bath Half Marathon to raise money for Dorothy House following the sad loss of one of our colleagues to cancer. He was wonderfully cared for by their team during his illness, and we thought it would be a good way to give something back. What we hadn’t expected was the warmth and encouragement we would receive from the fundraising team as part of Team Dotty, both in the run up to the race but particularly on the day. The volunteers around the course were fantastic, but the support you receive from the crowd when running for a local charity is really humbling and I’m certain played no small part in getting us all round! We have subsequently run for Team Dotty again several times and are extremely proud to have been able to play a small part in supporting the amazing work they do.”

“I wanted to say how much I appreciated the ‘Team Dotty’ tent and post-race massage.  It was really great to be able to drop my bag off, and the post-race massage really helped recovery.”

Silver Bond places

The good news is that Dorothy House has 100 Silver Bond places which are available on a first come, first served basis.  We ask for a payment of £37 for the place and a guarantee that you will be able to raise £200 or more for Dorothy House.

For further information or to register online please check out our website or contact Emily Aspin by e-mailing  or phoning 01225 721480.

Bring on being part of Team Dotty runners and we can’t wait to hear from you!


Bath Half Fundraising History

Dorothy House Hospice Care has now been an official charity partner of the Bath Half Marathon for 19 years and in this time have raised a total figure of £773,955 from fundraising at this event.